Common household cleaners often contain harsh chemicals.
The problem is that harsh chemicals, while they may clean our surfaces, also affect our bodies in negative ways. The chemicals can be absorbed by our skin, and inhaled–and they can actually enter our bloodstream this way.
Green cleaning refers to using products with environmentally friendly ingredients designed to support your health and take care of the environment. The “power of green” is strong enough to clean our homes, but also supports our immune system and overall health–not to mention, it’s better for the environment.
The following blog posts are recipes for the green cleaning products I make and use daily.
Try them and let me know which ones are your favorites!
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Essential oil sprays are excellent for cleaning your yoga mat! They not only clean your mat-they support your health, and their wonderful aromas help you keep that "yoga calm" even longer. I made a short DIY video showing you how to make a very simple yoga mat cleaner with just water and essential oils.
I thought it would be fun to share a video I made on cleaning kitchen sponges. I show how to make a 2 oz spray that will help keep your sponges fresh and smelling great! I hope you enjoy it! If you would like email alerts when I upload a new video to YouTube, click subscribe on my YouTube channel.
I like to make my own cleaning products. Natural cleaning products are simple to make, effective and I feel good using them. This Anti-fungal Spray is one that I use regularly. The recipe comes from my eBook, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home.
Here are a few fun tips about cleaning from my new eBook, Essential Living eBook: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. Purchase this eBook now for $19.95! Just click this link and as soon as you pay you will receive a link in your email. Once click and the book is yours!
Common household cleaners often contain harsh chemicals. We make our own grout scrub that not only works but smells clean and delicious. Can cleaning bathroom showers be more enjoyable? Really? Bathroom Grout Scrub Ingredients 15 drops Sweet Orange essential oil ( Citrus sinensis) 15 drops Tea Tree essential oil ( Melaleuca alternifolia) 10 drops Peppermint essential oil ( Mentha x piperita) Directions In a 16 oz.
I always have hydrosols around, and lately I have started cleaning with them. My two favorite to clean with are Lavender hydrosol and Peppermint hydrosol. I put them in a spray bottle and I clean the counter tops, stove top, bathroom sinks, windows...any surface I would be comfortable using water on.
Spring is starting to bloom, little by little. It's almost time to open the windows and clear away the clutter, grime and general feeling of the long winter. If you're like us, you'll be incorporate handmade products and essential oils into your spring cleaning efforts.
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